Counting down to ‘biggest ever’ Digital Construction Week 2019

  • 14 Oct 2019

HP, Lenovo, Skanska, Bluebeam, Bentley Systems and Kier, are among the 180 industry-leading companies preparing to showcase their latest offerings at the ‘biggest ever’ Digital Construction Week, which returns to London ExCeL from 16 – 17 October.

Attendees to the UK’s leading exhibition for innovation and technology in the built environment will have an exclusive opportunity to meet the teams behind the biggest and newest companies, working to revolutionise the construction sector, and to experience live demonstrations of pioneering tech, products and services.

Oliver Hughes, event director, commented: “Digital Construction Week is back for its fifth year and it’s already on course to be its biggest ever edition. As well as a long list of top exhibitors and the show’s extensive seminar programme, there’s also a host of additional features, larger seminar theatres, and a brand new conference arena for visitors to enjoy.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming so many new names to the show floor, including SAP, UNIT4, GCP Applied Technologies, Deltek, CEMEX Ventures, Cyviz, Geomni UK, Graitec, Make Real, NavVis, Tech Soft 3D, Onwave UK, SierraSoft, Nutanix Xi Frame, Ecodomus, NBS, Secura, Xinaps, Construction Innovation Hub, bimstore, and Ogun.

“That’s not to mention the many returning exhibitors, including BAM, Wipro, Royal Haskoning RHDV, Leica, BSI, FARO, Procore, Viewpoint, Topcon Positioning, Graphisoft, Egnyte, ASITE, Matterport, PlanGrid, Vectorworks UK, BIM Object, Alice Technologies, Excitech, ALLPLAN, nPlan, Invicara, Murphy Surveys, Pix 4D, and more.”

A full exhibitor list can be found via www.digitalconstructionweek.com/exhibitors.

In addition to the central exhibition and the range of choice content on offer (over 160 hours of content-rich sessions delivered by more than 300 expert speakers across 11 theatres), the show also boasts a wealth of exciting features.

The DCW Onsite Arena is a replica construction site where exhibitors and partners will showcase their technologies ‘in the field’. 

Running in partnership with Bluebeam, the arena will feature a series of live demos and ‘walkarounds’ with the Bluebeam team, offering visitors the opportunity to get to grips with the latest technology linking from the office to the field.

Drone Drag Racing is back this year too; visitors will have the chance to sign up and take flight in the show’s drone racing competition, enabling them to get hands on with the latest technology and learn about its application in the built environment, while having a little competitive fun. 

It’s free to enter and winners on the top flight leader board will win a drone of their own.

Also returning for 2019 is the Start Up Zone, which will bring together the freshest new exhibitors offering a selection of up-to-the-minute technologies and concepts with the potential to solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges.

They will offer live demos and tutorials so visitors can get their hands on the latest technology and equipment before anyone else.

At the After Hours Drinks Reception, visitors can catch-up with speakers and exhibitors they have seen through the day, meet up with colleagues and network with like-minded professionals. 

Drinks will be served to all guests on the exhibition show floor on Wednesday 16 October from 4:00 to 6:00.

Reflecting its strong industry backing, the event enjoys the support of over 40 key industry organisations, businesses, associations, publications, training bodies and charities. 

Headline partners for the 2019 event include BAM, Bluebeam, Construction Innovation Hub, PlanGrid, and Procore.  Among the show’s sponsors and industry partners are HP, BIMobject, myConsole, Viewpoint, bimstore, UNIFI, Bentley Infrastructure, Allplan, Revizto, CITB – Construction Industry Training Board, Graphisoft, and Kier Group.

Other organisations supporting the show include UK BIM Alliance, BESA – Building Engineering Services Association, Cabinet Office, CIAT – Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, CIOB – Chartered Institute of Building, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Catapult Digital, Enterprise Ireland, i3P, ImmerseUK, Process Innovation Forum, Tideway, RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, IET – The Institution of Engineering and Technology, AMRC – Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Association for Robots in Architecture, BIFM – The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, Digital node, Women in BIM, BIM4M2, and BIM regions,  as well as relevant media partners, such as Premier ConstructionPremier EngineeringConstruction Tech ReviewThe B1M, Construction Manager, and Construction UK Magazine.

Commenting on the impressive industry endorsement the show has inspired, event director Oliver Hughes commented: “Our partners and supporters represent tens of thousands of professionals working across the digital construction industry. 

“We’re delighted that they have shown so much support for the event and we look forward to welcoming them, and their members and partners to Digital Construction Week for two days of innovation, education and networking.”

For more info, and to register for a ticket to attend, visit www.digitalconstructionweek.com/register

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